Lt Col Arthur Oram C.I.E 1885-1965

This grave holds the remains of Isabella and her brother Arthur Oram. They were two of the eight children born to Arthur Talbott Oram and Catherine Anderson. Arthur, like his father, John, was a farmer in Mayo and both men kept extensive diaries of their lives.

The Arthur Oram buried in this plot is the Indian connection, although his sisters did spend some time there, too. I was lucky enough to make contact with their great niece, Carolyn Scales, who has supplied me with photos and information for which I am very grateful. Oram’s short military career is overshadowed by his fascinating civilian life but is, nonetheless, worth recording.

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